52:19 The captain of the royal guard took the gold and silver bowls, censers, 1 basins, pots, lampstands, pans, and vessels. 2 52:20 The bronze of the items that King Solomon made for the Lord’s temple (including the two pillars, the large bronze basin called “The Sea,” the twelve bronze bulls under “The Sea,” and the movable stands 3 ) was too heavy to be weighed.
1 sn The censers held the embers used for the incense offerings.
2 sn These vessels were used for drink offerings.
3 tc The translation follows the LXX (Greek version), which reflects the description in 1 Kgs 7:25-26. The Hebrew text reads, “the twelve bronze bulls under the movable stands.” הַיָּם (hayyam, “The Sea”) has been accidentally omitted by homoioarcton; note that the following form, הַמְּכֹנוֹת (hammÿkhonot, “the movable stands”), also begins with the article.